Racing Penalties Appeal Tribunal ('RPAT')

Why was RPAT created?

To maintain industry confidence in the enforcement of the various racing rules by providing the racing industry with an impartial judicial forum to hear appeals against penalties imposed in disciplinary proceedings arising from or in relation to the conduct of greyhound racing, horse racing and harness racing.

RPAT was formed by enactment of the WA Racing Penalties (Appeal) Act in 1990 which came into operation in 1991.

RPAT is responsible for hearing and determining appeals against penalties imposed in disciplinary proceedings arising from, or in relation to, the conduct of:

  • Greyhound racing
  • Horse racing and
  • Harness racing.

Tribunal to move offices

The Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor which provides executive support to the Tribunal will be relocating to Gordon Stephenson House at 140 William Street, Perth on November 14, 2016. Telephone numbers will change once the move has been completed – more information on updated telephone numbers will be made available as soon as possible. During the move, there may be some disruption to our services, however any inconvenience is expected to be kept to a minimum.

The Department’s front counter will be located on Level 2, 140 William Street, Perth.

Last Updated: 27/09/2016 08:46:37 AM